Mark Hall, center, and Casting Crowns perform during the Dove Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo / Mark Humphrey)

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Casting Crowns performs in Everett, while Graham Nash drops by Edmonds.

 

2021 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX (Dodge)

2021 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX

The latest salvo is the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Crew Cab 4x4 pickup.

  • Sep 28, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars

 

All ears: Mukilteo couple provides surgery for kids born without ears

Dr. Prabhat and Trish Bhama are part of a HUGS volunteer team providing treatment for microtia in Guatemala.

 

2022 Kia Sportage Hybride SX Prestige

The 2022 Kia Sportage is marketed as the “ultimate urban SUV.”

  • Sep 26, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars
The all-new Kia Sportage X-Pro model comes standard with all-terrain tires and 17-inch matte black off-road wheels. (Kia)

2023 Kia Sportage has two new models aimed at the outdoorsy

The X-Pro and X-Pro Prestige have all-terrain tires, all-wheel drive, and all kinds of ground clearance.

The all-new Kia Sportage X-Pro model comes standard with all-terrain tires and 17-inch matte black off-road wheels. (Kia)
People stroll along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, one of Europe’s most interesting historic walks, as Edinburgh Castle looms in the distance. (Rick Steves' Europe)

Edinburgh, the cultural heart of Scotland, packs a cultural punch

Once a medieval powerhouse, it is today one of Europe’s most lively and festive cities.

People stroll along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, one of Europe’s most interesting historic walks, as Edinburgh Castle looms in the distance. (Rick Steves' Europe)
Dan Neumeyer peers out the window of his Hummingbird Yurt. (David Welton)

Otherworldly structures constructed on Whidbey Island

The small buildings — yurts, with a Western twist — were built by Earth dweller Dan Neumeyer.

Dan Neumeyer peers out the window of his Hummingbird Yurt. (David Welton)
Women came from all over the Pacific Northwest to “glamp” and raise money to send girls to Girl Scout Camp from Sept. 16-18. The next opportunity to glamp at Camp River Ranch will be Sept. 8-10, 2023. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Women’s glamping retreat raises money to send local girls to camp

I’ve been the camper, the counselor, the Girl Scout leader and the mom. Now, I was the glamper.

Women came from all over the Pacific Northwest to “glamp” and raise money to send girls to Girl Scout Camp from Sept. 16-18. The next opportunity to glamp at Camp River Ranch will be Sept. 8-10, 2023. (Jennifer Bardsley)
MyMyToyStore.com owner Tom Harrison at his brick and mortar storefront on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Near-death experience planted seeds for downtown Everett toy store

Former attorney Tom Harrison survived 9/11. It caused him to ask what’s important in life. Today, he runs MyMyToyStore.

MyMyToyStore.com owner Tom Harrison at his brick and mortar storefront on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mazda CX-30 Crossover (Mazda)

2021 Mazda CX-30 Premium Plus

The crossover seats five adults and delivers the freedom to match active lifestyles.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars
Mazda CX-30 Crossover (Mazda)

Planting containers in the shoulder season

September and October can be tricky times of the year when it comes to our container plantings. Depending on our level of care, some of… Continue reading

Presented by the Edmonds Driftwood Players, Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” — a murder-mystery that is the world’s longest-running play — will run through Oct. 2 at Wade James Theatre in Edmonds. (Photo courtesy Dale Sutton)

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

MUSIC Mill Creek Summer Concert Series: The music concludes with Big Dog Revue (1970s dance music), 6-8 p.m. Sept. 28 at Mill Creek Town Center,… Continue reading

Presented by the Edmonds Driftwood Players, Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” — a murder-mystery that is the world’s longest-running play — will run through Oct. 2 at Wade James Theatre in Edmonds. (Photo courtesy Dale Sutton)
2022 BMW X3 M40i (BMW)

2022 BMW X3 M40i

BMW is probably the best at naming cars with letters and numbers.

  • Sep 22, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars
2022 BMW X3 M40i (BMW)
From left to right: Troy Chapman, Kristi O’Donnell and Keith Bowers are three of five members of the Hot Club of Troy. The band is the opening act at DjangoFest Northwest. (David Welton)

Django music festival returns to Whidbey Island this week

DjangoFest is taking place from Sept. 21-25 at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley.

From left to right: Troy Chapman, Kristi O’Donnell and Keith Bowers are three of five members of the Hot Club of Troy. The band is the opening act at DjangoFest Northwest. (David Welton)
Amy Turnbull pulls seeds off of a sunflower on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Flower power: Garden on Gibson Road cultivates a sense of community

South Everett mom Amy Turnbull turned a ditch of trash into a colorful 100-foot stretch of blooms and kinship.

Amy Turnbull pulls seeds off of a sunflower on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The 2023 Defender is Land Rover’s toughest and most capable SUV. (Land Rover)

2023 Land Rover Defender comes to the rescue during wildfire

With the Bolt Creek fire raging and an evacuation looming, a little sports car just wouldn’t do.

The 2023 Defender is Land Rover’s toughest and most capable SUV. (Land Rover)

Awaiting a refund for a cruise that was canceled in 2020

David Maddox has been waiting years for a refund for his Vantage Travel tour. Why hasn’t the company responded, and is there anything he can do to speed up the process?

  • Sep 18, 2022
  • By Wire Service
The Greek theater in Taormina: With a view like this, no play is a tragedy.

Halfway between Europe and Africa, Sicily oozes with energy

If you like Italy for its people, tempo and joy of living — rather than for its touristic icons — you’ll dig Sicily.

The Greek theater in Taormina: With a view like this, no play is a tragedy.
Caption: Easy ways to make time for reading when you are a busy parent.

How busy parents can find time to read — and not just to the kids

Jennifer Bardsley shares her strategies for raising readers, from toddlers to teenagers

Caption: Easy ways to make time for reading when you are a busy parent.

Mutual respect fosters cooperation and connection

In a world where aggression is on the rise, we need to cultivate peace and harmony — now more than ever.